Four billboard trucks bearing the message “Stop the Liberal Bias, Tell the Truth!” began circling the Manhattan headquarters of ABC, CBS, NBC, and the New York Times on Friday. The trucks will do so for eight hours every weekday for the next four weeks as part of a campaign run by the Media Research Center, a watchdog group that analyzes the media for liberal bias.
Similar trucks also are operating in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, passing the offices of the broadcast networks, the Washington Post, CNN, the Newseum, the National Press Club and Politico,
and ads about the campaign are running on numerous Web sites and on conservative talk radio programs.
~I found it on Craigslist
L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center (MRC), the parent organization of CNSNews.com, said the goal of this 2010 “Tell the Truth!” campaign “is simple: to force the liberals in the media to stop pushing an agenda and just tell the truth.”
The “liberal media news networks” need to report the facts about “massive growth in government and its control over our lives, and about spending, deficits and debt,” he told CNSNews.com. “They also need to tell the truth about the efforts to turn our country into a European-style Socialist state.”
In a video about the campaign on the MRC Web site, Bozell said, “We can’t stop our efforts, we’ve got to maintain that intensity of letting the American people know exactly the fact that the socialist agenda of the Obama administration is being pushed by those same people who then look at you in the camera and say, ‘I’m nothing but an objective journalist.’ No, they’re not. They’re participants.”
Concerning the billboard trucks in Manhattan, each side of one truck says, “Hey CBS, Stop the Liberal Bias, Tell the Truth!” and the back of the truck says, “Honk If You Don’t Believe The Liberal Media.” The other trucks bear the same message but directed at ABC, NBC, and the New York Times.
In Washington, D.C., there are also 12 delivery trucks with an identical message. But, as rented ad space, they will run their daily routes in the metro area. Six trucks are also scheduled to run in Denver, Colo.
The MRC launched the 2010 “Tell The Truth!” campaign in September and, in addition to the truck ads, the watchdog group is running similar ads on the conservative Web sites RushLimbaugh.com, MarkLevinShow.com, The Drudge Report and Hannity.com.
Also, the MRC is posting billboard ads of its “Tell the Truth!” message in nine cities, including Pittsburgh, Little Rock, Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando, Seattle and Milwaukee. TV ads will be broadcast on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” program. Further, throughout this month an ad will run on the popular conservative talk radio program The Mark Levin Show.
The MRC estimates that with this campaign it will reach “tens of millions of Americans every single week over the next several months and present them with concrete evidence of the leftist bias in the press.”
In 2008, the goal of the “liberal media” was “to elect Barack Obama by any means possible, and they just created a narrative that was simply not true,” said Bozell. “What do you think would have been the reaction of the American people if, on Election Day, they’d gone to the polls knowing that in electing Barack Obama, they were electing the single most radical socialist in the history of this country? I submit to you, he never would have been elected. That’s the power of the media.”
This “Tell The Truth!” campaign, he said, is, in the long run about his children and grandchildren. “It’s about generations to come,” said Bozell. “We’ve always been a nation where we left the next generation in slightly better hands than they were a generation before – and that’s not happening now.”
“We stand to be the generation that will be asked by future generations, ‘Why didn’t you stop it?’” he said. “I want to be the generation that says, ‘We returned America to her greatness. There were those who wanted to destroy this country and there were some of us who said no.’ That’s what I want.”
The liberal media are in panic mode. The Left’s experiment in socialism is failing. Americans are waking up, rising up for freedom and limited government.
In the coming months, we can expect continued efforts by the liberal media to distort the truth about the economy, about conservatives, and about the Obama agenda all in an effort to help keep the march toward European-style socialism on track.
Tell The Truth!™ is the Media Research Centers response to this all-out assault on our freedom and our way of life. It is our declaration of war on the outrageous levels of liberal bias in the media today.
Everyone that signs the petition will receive a free Tell The Truth!™ bumper sticker to display proudly.
I am signing this petition because I am tired of being told half-truths by a liberal media that are more interested in pushing a left-wing agenda than in informing me. I want and expect to hear the truth from the news media whether or not it fits their personal ideology.
I am calling on the media to rededicate themselves to unbiased reporting and to adopt internal procedures to monitor their own coverage for accuracy and balance.
Alex Witt: U.S. counter-terrorism officials say they believe senior al Qaeda leaders including Osama Bin Laden were involved in a plan to strike several European cities in a coordinated assault. Officials say Bin Laden may be trying to show al Qaeda is still strong and able to launch attacks on western targets. Joining me live now, terrorism expert Steve Emerson. Steve, hello, good to see you.
Steve Emerson: Good to see you, Alex.
Alex Witt: So how are U.S. counterterrorism officials making this link between the European threats and Osama Bin Laden?
Steve Emerson: First, there are several things that they’ve picked up. One is they arrested a man in I think Amsterdam or Germany two days ago who revealed elements of this plot. Number two, there were electronic intelligence intercepts picked up from Pakistan, Afghanistan to Europe. And number three, they had somebody who was part — would have been part of the plot in Pakistan actually tell U.S. authorities some elements of it. He wasn’t read into the whole thing. But altogether, they concluded that a plot was imminent. And as you recall, the Eiffel tower was evacuated. Thousands of extra police were put around Paris, Brussels, parts of Germany. So they took this very seriously. It would have been a Mumbai-style attack, you know when they killed 187 people in Mumbai, right. This would have been an internal attack by radical Muslims inside of Europe because they have no real borders.
Alex Witt: Yeah, I remember that attack happened on Thanksgiving day two years ago because I was on that one. Let’s talk about the next question that follows which is do you think that officials have evidence that this type of an attack on these soft targets and tourist areas could also be planned for the U.S.?
Steve Emerson: I think they’re very worried. I spoke to a senior intelligence official yesterday. And I said how real is it? One, is there a connection to the U.S.? And two, how real is it? He said, one, it’s very real because al Qaeda wants to reassert itself. It’s been boasting of being able to carry out an attack for the last nine years like this. And with the exception of Spain and maybe the attacks in Britain in July of ’05, they really haven’t been able to do much damage or maybe Bali included. But in the U.S., there have been about 139 plots or efforts but no major attack like 9/11. This is really an attempt to re-establish their legitimacy in their own eyes.
Alex Witt: So does it also then say that al Qaeda is understanding it’s not capable any more of orchestrating some kind of massive 9/11 style attack? Have they resigned themselves just to be smaller scale attacks?
Steve Emerson: I think, you know, Alex, I think there’s sort of like dual strategies. I think that on one level they’re trying to do single attacks like they did in the New York’s Times Square which was organized by the Taliban last May. Number two, they’re thinking about other types of attacks like Mumbai which would kill hundreds. And three, I think they have long-term plans not necessarily are they going to be able to implement them, but to carry out 9/11 style attacks. They’re always thinking ahead. We’re fighting the last war. That’s their advantage.
Alex Witt: Yeah you know Steve you’re always listening to the chatter. What are you hearing right now out there?
Steve Emerson: There’s a real concern now that something could happen here. There’s always concern when you have an imminent plot in Europe and it’s being carried out definitively by al Qaeda or an al Qaeda offshoot like the Hakani network like this one. But here I heard that there are actual people in the U.S. who were heard on — let’s just say intercepts that were involved with this plot. I don’t know if they’ll be arrested, they’ll just be watched, but definitely there was a U.S. connection.
~NOT according to this lousy administration!
Alex Witt: OK, Steve Emerson, always sobering talking to you, but we do appreciate it, nonetheless. Thanks.
Steve Emerson: You bet.
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The U.S. government says there’s no indication the United States or its citizens are a target in the latest Al Qaeda plot that triggered a blanket travel alert for Americans in Europe.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that the State Department alert “deals with Europe and isn’t related to the United States.”
An FBI/Homeland Security intelligence bulletin obtained Monday by The Associated Press also said the latest threat did not appear to involve the United States.
~That is because they are apathetic to Americans & our safety. Different story if they could use terror to control people though or use for an October surprise
“At this time, there is no indication that the reported threat is directed specifically toward the United States, its citizens, or infrastructure; however, we assess that Al Qaeda and its affiliates continue to plot against the Homeland and U.S. allies,” the bulletin said.
But officials are nevertheless urging Americans abroad to be on the lookout for suspicious activity, as new information emerges about the terror plot that prompted the unusual alert from the State Department.
Two intelligence sources told Fox News that possible targets include several tourist attractions across Paris and Berlin. ABC News reported Monday that at least five European airports could be targeted as well.
Lt. Col. Pamela Cook, a spokeswoman at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, told Fox News that the base conducted a 24-hour security exercise between Friday and Saturday nights in response to the threats, though they were under no region-wide directive to do so. Cook said the exercise involved a curfew and heightened security on and near the base — service members were told not to wear their uniforms off base.
Officials are warning about the possibility that terrorists — under the leadership of Usama bin Laden — are trying to execute a Mumbai-style rampage in western Europe.
The U.S. travel alert, which stressed that U.S. officials are working “closely” with the Europeans to track down terror threats, expires Jan. 31, 2011.
The alert urges Americans to register their travel plans online with the consular section of the U.S. Embassy at the State Department website. Travelers can also get updates on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747.
Update: Mexican Attack Investigation
~MSM has lost their peabrains! They accused her of lying, because they couldn’t find proof to back up her story!
Let’s use common sense & solve this for them:
They were in the water. He was shot. They were pirates.
The wife has been all over the news today BEGGING for ‘someone’ to help, including Obama. To at least recover his body for proper closure.
Law enforcement officials in Texas issued warnings Friday about Mexican pirates trolling the waters of a U.S.-Mexico border lake after a tourist was shot and killed while his wife escaped a hail of bullets and raced her Jet Ski back to American soil. The incident has renewed calls for federal action by border security advocates.
Search and rescue teams patrolled the U.S. side of Falcon Lake searching for Colorado tourist David Michael Hartley, 30, whose wife, Tiffany Hartley, told police he was shot in the back of the head Thursday after being ambushed by gunmen on boats.
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced during a press conference Friday that Hartley was believed to have been killed but his body had not been found. The gunmen are suspected Mexican pirates who prowl Falcon Lake, a favorite spot for water-skiing and bass fishing. There have been five previously reported pirate attacks on that lake this year.
The shooting has led Texas officials to warn American boaters to use caution on the 60-mile lake, in addition to issuing its initial warning following three pirate attacks.
Although many Americans are outraged over this latest border incident, President Barack Obama and his Administration did not comment on the vicious attack on American citizens as well as the unbridled assault on Americans in general. During a press conference held by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, there was not one word about this unprovoked attack on U.S. citizens.
~Of course they don’t want anyone to know!
President Obama says he wants lawmakers in both houses of Congress to make progress this year on reforming the immigration system. However, he’s not talking about how his administration is failing to protect citizens from criminal aliens, according to border security advocates.
“It’s old news that the Mexican government exports Mexico’s poorest citizens into the United States for a number of reasons: It relieves them of the responsibility of providing social and healthcare services for them; it provides their country’s economy with an influx of US cash when these illegal workers send money they earn in the US back home; and it defuses problems with far-left groups who are usually successful in using the poor to advance their political agenda,” said former intelligence officer and police detective Sid Franes.
“So the Mexican despots give the poor the ‘bum’s rush’ out of Mexico: Here’s your sombrero, here’s a map, here’s a bottle of water, now get out! And American political leaders such as President Barack Obama are too busy fiddling with the U.S. economy to do anything to protect American citizens,” said Franes.
According to Lt. Steve Rogers, a decorated cop and award-winning writer, there are tens of thousands of murderers, rapists, child predators, robbers and drug dealers who are illegally in the United States. One study shows over 200,000 criminal aliens are preying on US citizens.
This video was posted at a hate site dedicated to threatening and smearing Pamela Geller. I did not want to link to the hate site, so I am reposting this video here for reference. I believe that it is vitally important to document and bring to public attention the viciousness and hatefulness of Islamic supremacists and their allies in the U.S., and the danger they pose to free citizens. This video illustrates all of that with revolting and chilling vividness.
~Contains Violent images & foul language SIOA video
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Let’s take a step back and understand this. Former Muslim and author Wafa Sultan, former Muslim and Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, scholar Rob Spencer, former Muslim and scholar Ibn Warraq, scholar Bat Ye’or, former Muslim Nonie Darwish, cartoonist Lars Vilks, cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, Danish newspaper publisher Flemming Rose, South Park producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Salman Rushdie and countless others, myself included, receive horrible threats all the time. Wafa Sultan is the only Southpark1 American living in hiding. Geert Wilders lives under round-the-clock tight security because of the hundreds of death threats he receives every year. Theo Van Gogh was murdered in cold blood in the streets of The Netherlands because of a perceived insult to Islam (above photo).
Molly Norris, an unknown Seattle cartoonist, must go into witness protection because she dared to initiate “Everyone Draw Muhammad Day,” a response to the Muslim death threats against the producers of Comedy Central (they dared to say Muhammad and put him in a huggy bear costume). So Norris has to change her name, leave her job, her home, her life, at her own expense, because jihadists holding the world hostage were ……….. offended. Norris should be the top story of the day. Norris should be splashed on the front pages of newspapers nationwide. Norris should be the poster girl for media and free press everywhere. Instead, no one knows who the hell Norris is.
But Daisy Khan (Imam Rauf’s wife #3), inciter and provocateur, and one of the architects of the Ground Zero mega-insult, claims to have received a phone call, and the media is all over it like flies on …………
~Click on Mayor that needs to be replaced…
It’s hard to know where to start in expressing dismay with the Rev. Robert Jeffress – for being uninformed, un-Christian or un-American.
The pastor of Dallas’ First Baptist Church managed to squeeze all three into a recent rant against Islam.
~This guy’s name is fitting: BLOW because he does!!!
Dallas pastor’s broad-brush criticism of Islam goes way too far
~ Rev. Robert Jeffress was/is correct about all of his islam assertions, as evidenced by all you read here & everywhere. The Pastor brought up a child bride & he is right. So I guess Steve Bow lives in his little liberal tree bubble where there are no beheadings or sharia law doesn’t exist & stoning women is a fallacy.